Crazy Knitting Projects: Ceramic Flamingo Accessories – Part 2

On Friday, I introduced my flamingo salt and pepper shakers and the crazy knitting idea that they inspired. Today, I present you with the results. (One of the things I love about tiny little projects is that they can be really fast to do.)

Ready for a South Dakota winter!
Ready for a South Dakota winter!

Because I couldn’t get access to the entire neck of the pepper shaker, I decided to go with a simple scarf and hat. I made two different hats, one with ear flaps and one without. Unfortunately, the ear-flap hat just didn’t work on this guy, so I had to go with the more traditional ski cap.

This flamingo is no longer in danger of freezing to death. In fact, he's ready to go sledding.
This flamingo is no longer in danger of freezing to death. In fact, he’s ready to go sledding.
Even using size 00 needles, the scarf is only 3 stitches wide.
Even using size 00 needles, the scarf is only 3 stitches wide.

The salt shaker got a more elaborate outfit mainly because the extended neck was easier to work with. I knew I wanted to make a fitted gaiter for the neck to cover up the crack in it, but once that was done, I felt it needed more. I wanted ruffles for some reason, and the shawl I just made was the perfect pattern for the job. I made a tiny version of it, with only a fraction of the rows, ending at the right point to get the ruffled edge I was after. Then I sewed it to itself and the gaiter to make a frilly cover. To my delight, this flamingo was able to pull off the hat with ear flaps and I put it on her, even though she’s already well bundled up.

I had to glue the hats on to get them to stay in place.
I had to glue the hats on to get them to stay in place.
Ready to go ice-skating and twirl!
Ready to go ice-skating and twirl!

While I was working on this project, I had an idea for yet another crazy knitting project, one I am dying to do. But that will be a post for another day.

Which look do you like best?

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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